Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

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Constellation’s Best of 2017

Out with the old, and in with the new! 2017 has been a busy year for everyone in the Constellation family, and we want to share some of this year’s most popular posts.

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Home Energy Savings Series: Cleaning Air Ducts

Since your home’s air ducts are out of view, you probably wouldn’t think to clean them — you may even wonder, “What is ductwork, really?” But it’s important to keep your air ducts, like any other part of your home, clean — not for aesthetic reasons, mind you, but for your health and to help

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Home Energy Savings: Dimmers, Switches, Motion Sensors & Timers

Dimmers, switches, timers and motion sensors are all designed to make it easier for you to manage the amount of energy your lights use. Whether you’re looking to do your part to save the planet or you’re more interested in saving on your bottom line, Constellation is here to help you find the best light

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Home Energy Savings Series: Door Sealing and Weatherstripping

Part of your standard maintenance as a homeowner should be to check doors, windows, and garage doors for gaps in the weatherstripping. Old, damaged or completely absent weatherstripping means that your home could be leaking cool air in the summer and hot air in the winter.

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DIY: How to get rid of cockroaches, mice and other pests in your home

Any pests in your home are cause for concern. They’re annoying, could bite and spread diseases, and they can damage your house.

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HVAC Maintenance DIY Checklist

If you’ve experienced common furnace problems, you might already know that there’s a lot of value in routine HVAC maintenance. DIY “pros” often know where to look for heater troubleshooting or central air conditioner maintenance, but for those of us who are less experienced, a few HVAC maintenance tips can go a long way.

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DIY: Fixing Water Damage

Fixing water damage is no fun, whether it’s because your home is in a flood-prone area, or because you have a leaky pipe or roof or other structural problems. “Water damage” usually refers to water that gets into your home through cracks in foundation, flooding, broken pipes or some other way, and that can cause

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DIY: How to Fix a Clogged Drain

Clogged drains are a simple fact of life. At some point, you’re likely to find yourself searching the internet to find out how to fix a clogged drain.

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What is a low-flow shower head or faucet?

What is a low-flow shower head? It’s a shower head that is designed to reduce the amount of water that is wasted in order for your home to be more water-efficient.

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Top-load vs. Front-load Washers

There are several reasons why you might be interested in figuring out whether a front-load versus top-load washing machine best suits your needs. One could be that you’re in the market for a new washer, and you want to know things like front-load washing machine pros and cons.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home

If you’re intrigued by smart household appliances, you’re not alone. The most recent holiday season proved to be a big one for Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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